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«Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.»
Author: Milan Kundera
, doing nothing
, sit back
«There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.»
«There are no small parts. Only small actors.»
«This is the image from which he was born...... Characters are not born, like people, of woman; they are born of a situation, a sentence, a metaphor, containing in a nutshell a basic human possibility......the characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them and equally horrified by them......»
«Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.»
«The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.»
«People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.»
«People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.»
Author: Milan Kundera
, full of life
, past master
, void of
«Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.»
«Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.»